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the news has been focused on egypt and on yemen and the protests of u.s. embassies in those countries and in about nine other countries around the globe today. these protests flaring in response to a cure, obscure, anti-muslim video of still murky origins. nbc's richard engel is going to be joining us live from cairo shortly be the latest news from there. see, these are images from cairo. people still gathered near the u.s. embassy, still rather hairy situation as you can see there. we'll be checking in with richard momentarily. >>> when moammar gadhafi was still alive, when he was still the dictator of libya, gadhafi had a plan to settle the conflict between israel and the palestinians. to settle that issue once and for all in a very simple way, all you had to do, he said, was make a new place. a new place that would be called isratine. so it was like israel and palestine but you combined them so it would be isratine. he thought just calling a new place that would settle everything. moammar gadhafi also had a condoleezza price problem in he loved condoleezza rice too much. when his c
very much. happening now, a deadly day of anti-u.s. rage across the muslim world. we're monitoring events that have u.s. security officials extremely concerned right now. president obama leads the mourners as the bodies of the u.s. ambassador and others killed in libya return to the united states. and mitt romney ramps up his criticism of the president again as the latest polls show him falling behind in several crucial states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with these live pictures. look at this. this is tahrir square in cairo. these are live pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. o
wire to reach the embassy there. they're calling for the expull shon of the ambassador and other u.s. diplomats. u.s. and israeli flags were burned during gauze wra city. we've been telling you these protests were triggered by a low budget movie ridiculing the prophet muhammad. >>> this hour we are watching several countries where active anti-american and anti-western protests are raging. some of the them out of control. >>> this is sudan that you are watching. embassy row in the capital. furious protesters got into the compound of the german embassy. they set fires and tried to smash windows. police managed to break up the riot with tear gas. >>> cairo today saw the fourth straight day of angry mobs fighting against riot police against the american embassy, and in a city's center tahrir square. anything american, government buildings, anything are the target of anger and attacks today. you are about to find out where and where else. let's get straight to it. we go straight to tunisia in northern africa. protesters have breached the u.s. embassy in the capital. they pulled down the u
that killed four americans including the top u.s. diplomat in libya was planned in advance. we're also talking with the people behind the controversial anti-muslim film igniting protests that the attackers may have used for cover. we're also watching an important political dimension to this story. mitt romney's immediate criticism of president obama's international policies. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> dramatic developments unfolding. let's begin with some important new developments in the attacks on u.s. facilities in both cairo, egypt. and benghazi, libya. u.s. sources now tell cnn the attack in benghazi was actually planned in advance and the perpetrators used a protest outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our pentagon corres
at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, in the last 24 hours, at times like this, frankly all of any president's public appearances have a higher than normal potential to make real news. so we are going to be monitoring the president's campaign speech, and if he makes comments about the protests in libya, we will bring that to you. the president just sat down with an interview with jose diaz balart, the host of telemundo on our sister network. excerpts of this interview are going to air on telemundo tomorrow morning and also ton their nightly news show jose diaz balart at 6:30 p.m. but what we've got right now is exclusive. with you're about to see here has not been seen anywhere until now. this is the president of the united states, giving his first extended response to questions about yesterday's events in benghazi, libya and in cairo, egypt. >> mr. president, for the first time since 1979, a sitting ambassador, christopher stevens, plus three other americans were killed in the line of duty. we send more than a billion dollars a year to egypt, tens of millions to libya after its li
>>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this hour in the cnn newsroom, anti-american protesters are scaling u.s. embassy walls and burning cars in several cities. the protests are happening from cairo to sanaa, yemen, to tel aviv, to tehran. the anti-american violence started in egypt. it is not letting up. there are angry crowds protesting for a third straight day over the film that insults islam. demonstrators threw rocks, molotov cocktails, pushed through barbed wire fencing outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. police responded by firing tear gas. officials say 224 people were injured in today's protests alone. egyptian blogger and journalist mona eltahawy has been witnessing this and joins us by phone from cairo. mona, i know you were in tahrir square over the last 24 hours. what is the feeling, what is the mood there? >> reporter: i was there in the early hours of today, at about 2:00 a.m. i was not there today and there was -- yesterday there was a street that was closed to block access to the u.s. embassy, which is why the clashes were taking place not right at the premise as they were --
anti-american violence, late word the state department announcing it will temporarily close our u.s. embassy in pakistan. and a new warning from the leader of our strongest ally in the middle east, countdown to the worse case scenario begins now. approaching the point of no return, that wording from israel's prime minister. he says iran is about to have the the most destructive weapon on earth. >> very close to six month away being 90% of having atom bomb. i think you have to place that red line before them now, before it's too late. >> the the fox reports. benjamin netanyahu about iran going nuclear. >> and also-- decision day in a union battle playing out in our nation's third largest school district. it could happen in any community, hundreds of thousands of students with their education on hold. in minutes, the latest on chicago's teacher's strike. and-- >> and left me with a push. >> coming home, from out of this world. what's happening 210 miles overhead right now. the moment of truth is fast approaching in the middle east. ed israeli prime minister warning that the iran would
. turned violent with protesters clashing with police near the consulate. especially trained u.s. marines were sent to help beef up security. in benghazi, four americans were killed in the first few hours of the protests there. their bodies were returned to the u.s. on friday. cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon visited the ruins of the destroyed consulate and she has more on what happened and why. >> amid the ash, soot and debris, remnants of a life that was and what it meant to those stationed here. scrawled on this sheet, libya is so important. traces of blood stained the walls. what is now a blackened ruin, was a pleasant compound in an upscale benghazi neighborhood. libyan officials say tuesday night's attack was planned by islamist militants and quickly overwhelmed the libyan and american guards. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasin
. happening now, violent protests spreading across the muslim world. more u.s. diplomatic posts are undersiege right now after the killing of the united states ambassador in libya. so how dangerous is it now for americans abroad? also, as the u.s. moves to hunt down the killers, libyan authorities make at least one arrest. but was it a mob attack or something much more ominous? >>> and mitt romney's taking heat even from some republicans for his harsh criticism of president obama's foreign policy. is he ready to dial back or double down again? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> u.s. warships are moving toward libya today as president obama vows that no act of terror will go unpunished. his words. but in the grim aftermath of the u.s. consulate attack in libya which left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead, there are still serious questions as to which group was responsible. meantime, violent protests sparked by an anti-islamic film spreading across the muslim world today. in cairo, crowds have again gathered outside the u.s. embassy right now. they've been thr
with brian williams. >>> good evening, he was a u.s. foreign service officer, a diplomat representing his country, all he ever wanted to be, he didn't ask for cushy assignments. be, chris steven was the u.s. ambassador to libya, killed last night in the attack in the city of benghazi. a total of four americans were killed, america -- the president vowed justice will be done. ill are justice, turns out turns out 911 was a bad day for overseas, protesters in cairo destroyed the american flag in cairo and egypt, and then in benghazi, where we begin tonight, we have our chief foreign correspondent, richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, we hoped to broadcast in front of the u.s. embassy here in cairo, but had to leave as egyptian security forces clashed with the demonstrators there, pushing them back, using tear gas to try to stop assaults like the ones yesterday, which we are learning much more about. two attacks on u.s. buildings, one here in cairo, spontaneous, passion, harmless, the other in benghazi, focused and deadly. at 4:00, protesters in cairo answer a preacher's c
their lives in the consulate, the u.s. consulate in libya. a heckler prevented him from doing so but making a pivot from the kind of tone he took before when -- actually criticizing president obama and his handling of what has taken place. we're taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on right now. the anger is spreading fast since the attacks on the u.s. consulate at libya that happened on the anniversary of september 11th. we are seeing protests and violence in the streets in several countries. we're talking egypt, iran, yemen and israel. secretary of state hillary clinton told muslims everywhere that the united states had nothing to do with the youtube video that seems to have sparked the violent protests. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. but as i said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence. we condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms. >> egypt is where the latest violence against t
in the middle east. this one took place in australia overnight. protesters there clashed with police near the u.s. consulate. we'll take you live to cairo in just a minute or so for more on the massive protests that have been going on there. >> the worst of these protests was in libya. four americans were killed. their bodies were returned to the u.s. friday. christopher stevens was the ax to libya and was instrumental in building relations with rebels during the uprising against moammar gadhafi. sean smith was an air force veteran who served in missions from baghdad to benghazi. tyrone woods and glen doherty were former navy s.e.a.l.s who were working as diplomatic security officers at the u.s. consulate. the bodies were met by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. >> but even as voices of mistrust and suspicion seem to divide countries and cultures from one another, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. >> we've seen the anti-american protests popping up in more than a dozen countries now, but not all of them have
in helmand provnt. the largest marine base in afghanistan. we're confirming now that two u.s. marines have been killed, several more service members have been injured in this attack. also, we can tell you that prince harry, the royals prince harry, when he redeplod to afghanistan last week, he is now based at this base. again, the british control one side. the american control the other. we're told prince harry is not in any danger. he is there to fly british attack helicopters, the apaches. >> there were also effigies of president obama burned in afghanistan today and we've seen things like that in other places like egypt. were the attacks at the base and helmand province related? >> we asked the headquarters there in afghanistan and they said right now, it's just too early to tell on this particular attack. he did say there were no organized protests outside the base proceeding the attack and i've been to that base several times. it's in the middle of nowhere. there are no large communities next to the base, but again, there have been demonstrations in afghanistan, still a little early t
picture of cairo. breaking news. there are protesters near the u.s. embassy. they have been rioting and setting fires in the street. just a couple of moments ago. it's 1:00 a.m. there. ian lee is in cairo tonight, joining me in just a moment. what we've heard has happeneon the ground is that egyptian security had to tear gas some of those protesters you see there and obviously, it looks calm at this particular moment, but they had to tear gas security basheded wire. we're hearing from a social activist there on the ground. protesters were able to push that down and the fight according to cnn sources on the ground, moved to a mosque in tahrir square, where there is tear gas. about 200 meters from the u.s. embassy. as we get ian lee ready, i'm joined by nick kristof here, columnist for the "new york times," a man who has spent a lot of times covering the arab spring and now, thinking about the tragedy that has happened in cairo and libya, which we're going to talk more t i a moment. what is your reaction to how this seems to be escalating? >> i think the thing that strikes me the most
security chal edges the u.s. faces overseas are mounting tonight over the anti-islam film and disagreement over what really happened in libya to new saber-rattling between israel and iran. now a series of deadly attacks on u.s. and coalition troops in afghanistan, including two more inside attacks by afghan police. in all, eight troops have died, including six americans. the number of american and nato troops killed this year by afghan security forces has climbed to 51. tonight the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, is calling the so-called blue on green attacks a serious threat to the war effort. our team has it all covered. we begin in kabul with nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard. >> reporter: good evening, lester. how do you fight a war when your supposed allies are attacking you? these attacks are vicious. they are hard to defend against. today the chairman of the joint chiefs said something has to change. afghan security forces turned their guns on u.s. and nato troops yet again. today it was in zabul near the pakistani border at a re
mccarthy will drop by. he started some of the most popular films of the '80s like "pretty in pink" and "st. elmo's fire." he's going to talk about the amazing journey he has had since then. a big fan? >> huge, huge. do you know his first big break? >> no. >> we'll tell you later. >> you are such a big tease, carl. >>> we will preview tonight's emmy awards as well. >>> we'll begin this morning in afghanistan. the troop surge over there is now over leaving 68,000 soldiers in the war zone, but violence continues to rage in that country. our lester holt is in kabul. the last time were you in the region was almost two years ago. does it feel like the situation there has improved in any way? >> reporter: you know, you don't necessarily get the feel but the numbers will tell you that the nato has trained up over 300,000 afghan security forces. what has changed the surge officially ended on friday. that 33,000 number of troops who were brought in late 2009 into 2010 was now brought down and they're back to the original number of 68,000 u.s. forces here in the country. the thing that struc
attacks on u.s. forces in afghanistan, and the ongoing investigation. >> that deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in libya, we've got both covered for you with two live reports from the regions. we begin first with nbc's atia abawi joining me live from kabul. atia, we've had insighter attacks, we have -- insider attacks, u.s. forces, nato attacks against civilians, but most notably perhaps we've had that attack, the taliban claiming responsibility for the attack on a key u.s. base, u.s. joint nato base on friday. >> that's right, andrea. it's ban violent weekend here in afghanistan and it started friday night in the overnight hours when the taliban breached the perimeter of that nato base you're talking about. one of the largest nato bases the afghanistan i should say. when i've been there, i thought it would be possible to breach but -- impossible to breach, but 15 made their way in, killed two u.s. marines in their attack and destroyed u.s. marine harrier jets on the runway there, causing millions, hundreds of millions of dollars of damage and then this weekend we saw more of these i
. the protests spread. there are now 51 u.s. consulates and embassies and they are warning u.s. citizens to be extra vigilant. our team is covering all the angles and abc's lama hasan starts us off in the streets of cairo today. >> reporter: tonight, diane, even at this late hour, the protests are not letting up. it has been a day of rage aimed squarely at the u.s. security forces defending the embassy, hitting hard, firing tear gas, forcing them away. protesters pushing forward, throwing back tear gas canisters. well, this is as close as we can get to the u.s. embassy. the egyptian army has just arrived outside the building. police won't let us go anywhere near it and even from where we are standing, you can hear the security forces firing volley after volley of tear gas. there's definitely a feeling of a crackdown about to begin. 1,300 miles away in yemen, demonstrators climbed over a metal fence surrounding the u.s. embassy. they poured through the compound, breaking windows. frightening scenes, but officials say the protesters did not breach more critical security inside the compound
of the ambassador of the united states. >>> in teheran, protests outside of the swiss embassy which represents the u.s. since washington does not have diplomatic relations with iran. and also, american warships and u.s. marines are headed for libya as we speak. just a short while ago we learned identity of one more of the americans who were killed in libya. a person speaking for the family says she glenn dohertyf massachusetts. also, political fallout is building in the country over mitt romney's quick attack over president and the way that the american administration handled this crisis. cnn has reporters right across the globe throughout the middle east and we have handle on every s aspect and angle of this story, and we are life in every location. we will start right now with the anti-u.s. protests in yemen. one important note here sh, ye is a key ally in the fight against al qaeda in the arabian peninsula which has been a massive, massive problem of late. hakeem al wa ssri, is our journalist on the ground there. can you hear me? are you there? >> yes. protesters are decreasing and force forced to
mean bad news for passenger. with american airlines in bankruptcy, u.s. airways is aggressively pushing for a merger to merge delta. >> this is good for consumers, it's good for employees for both companies. >> reporter: be a american merger with u.s. airways could resemble others. continental merged with northwest and air tran with delta and it's possible, say, experts, that ticket prices could rise again. now u.s. airways denies that saying a merger would create only more options and u.s. airways has always struck behind-the-scenes deals with american labor unions that are better than what american has. can you see now why american pilots may not be so happy. willie, back to you. >> tom costello back in washington for us. thanks so much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie. good morning, everyone. the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan is over as the last of the additional 33,000 soldiers sent over there in 2009 has now left the war zone. 68,000 u.s. troops remain in afghanistan.
him twice. >> a handful times. >> an ex-navy s.e.a.l. gives cbs news a firsthand account of the historic raid. >> you shot pictures of his face in a profile. can you desibe >> can you describe what they looked like? >> pretty gruesome. >> when you say gruesome what are you talking about? >> he had a wound in the head. so that gruesome. >> we will demand a fair contract today. we demand a fair contract now. >> more than 26,000 chicago public schoolteachers and support staff are set to go on strike. >> negotiations stalled over several issues including health benefits, job security and also classroom conditions. >> this is not the right thing to do to children. it's unnecessary. it's avoidable. and it's wrong. >>> pizza shop owner puts the squeeze on the president. >> bear hug, man hug? >>> imagine a huge plane part falling from the sky in your neighborhood. it happened in seattle. look at this. look. >>> it took seconds to turn an eight-story building in texas into rubble. >>> and it's off the cross bar and through! 63 yards! >> serena has done it! >> once again the u.s. o
consulate overnight by armed and angry militants in libya. four americans have been killed, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, j. christopher stevens. the details still coming in. we want to go to martha raddatz for the most updated informing. >> this is a horrifying situation. there is danger it will erupt again. the u.s. military is sending in a marine corps anti-terrorism team. it's too late for the americans killed. it was a chaotic and terrifying scene. 20 gun-wielding attackers storming the american consulate in benghazi overnight. nearly a dozen americans were inside, guarded only by libyan security. for nearly 20 minutes, the libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers. they hurled a fire bomb inside. 1 of the 4 americans died of smoke inhalation. it's not certain how the ambassador and others may have died. it could have been shoek or in a car while trying to escape. ambassador steven sas long-serving diplomat. he was in libya during the revolution. >> i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue t
>>> good morning, america. breaking right now in the middle east, the u.s. navy moves two missile destroyers right off the coast of libya, as the entire region heats up. hundreds of demonstrators storm the u.s. embassy in yemen overnight. opening fire, smashing windows. we're live inside the hot zone. >>> filmmaker under fire. tensions blazing over the anti-muslim film. questions about whether the film does exist. we hear from one of the actors. >>> explosive, new details from amanda knox's new boyfriend. revealing for the first time why he and amanda were acting so oddly right after her roommate's death. and why he feels so guilty right now. ♪ go on take the money and run >>> caught on camera. racing at 100 miles per hour through the streets of l.a. the men in this stolen car, chased by police after fleeing a bank holdup. alleged robbers tossing cash out the windows. people running through the streets to pick it up. are these the high-speed robin hoods? >>> and good morning, america. robin on her medical leave. amy robach with us. so much to get to. we're going to show you the
in public. as far as the u.s., ordinary u.s. voters' position on israel, a gallup poll 63% of americans say sympathy lies more with israelis, 17% with americans. another poll conducted a -- with palestinians -- another poll conduct a few years ago 6% of americans say the u.s. should support palestinians in peace talks. with regards to that specific position -- >> i read a quote today that nobody ever lost the presidential election by kicking the palestinians. so it was a quote i read this morning. so, look, there was another thing too, apparently jokes about wishing he had latino heritage as well. >> right, if he were latino he'd be winning the race. this is something that's offending latinos, of course because it's considered insensitive to use that kind of sort of argument to explain away, perhaps, some of the issues that mitt romney's campaign has been having in the polls. we reached out to the romney campaign, when i was in tampa, we spoke to one of the romney campaign advisers, jonathan burkes on foreign policy, we reached out again today, we were told nobody would be made available to
vote hank for u.s. senate. >> i don't want to start anything but i'm fairly sure the 360 staff is made up of more dog people than just cat people. but there's no dog in this fight, so we have no choice. we got to vote for the cat. that does it for us. >>> is america to blame for rising tensions? >>> the death of the american ambassador to libya. the president of the united states nowhere to be seen. >>> a brawl breaks out at a plant making apple products forcing it to shut down. what is that going to mean for your new iphone? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, iran slaps israel. iran's president ahmadinejad is on american soil tonight and i was with him today. he was smiling, making jokes, very relaxed as he took questions from a group of journalists at his hotel. he kept asking us to exchange views. not just ask questions. but we had a lot of questions to ask. and in his answers, he called israel's threats to attack iran's nuclear program, in his words, a blip on the radar screen. >> translator: principally, we do not take seriously wh
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